Indian Express


    Indian Express


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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

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    Divestment numbers missed, Budget dials down target

    Budgets big push: govt capital expenditure up 27% over last year

    Out of the shadow: 30% tax on crypto, RBI to issue its digital currency

    Amid deep standoff between Centre and states, Budget bid to bridge divide

    MHA budget hiked by 11 per cent, lion’s share of allocation for police

    Focus on climate, energy transition across sectors

    Heritage kitty gets a 13% increase; ASI gets a third of total outlay

    Govt raises credit line for hospitality, industry says expected more

    Budget for WCD hiked, but no increase in funds for its flagship scheme

    Interest rates to rise as govt borrows more to spend more

    Lower subsidy bills, but silent on reform

    Betting on growth, wary of ‘disruptions’

    ECLGS extended till next fiscal, guarantee cover raised to 5L cr

    Surety bonds replace bank guarantees, free up capital

    India Inc banks on govt spending before drawing up investment plan

    FM call for paradigm change in urban planning ‘opportunity of a lifetime’: Experts

    Tax on digital assets ,but crypto see hope 

    For EV viability, a battery swapping policy in the offing

    In digital banking push, industry eyes rural gains

    Govt lays ground for 5G rollout; pushes rural broadband deadline to 2025

    Setting the stage for growth 

    Measured steps & a leap to spend

    Voice the budget didn’t hear 

    The missing focus on health 

    Letting down the bottom half 

    Outlays for PM-Kisan and Fasal Bima schemes flat

    In demand, but MGNREGS gets no hike

    Co-op societies now on a par with companies: to be taxed at 15 %

    Govt focus on digitisation of land records  

    As capex push lifts market, metal, steel & cement surge

    A new retro amendment: Cess, surcharge are not deduction

    Booster for startups: 15% surcharge cap on LTCG, extension on tax benefits

    New panel to prepare cities for india at 100

    48k cr for universal housing ,focus on EWS and urban middle class

    Rs 1,400 crore to implement Ken-Betwa river linking

    Fighting Covid stress, mental health strain on priority list

    Budget: Combating loss in education a priority, but digital learning outlay sees a dip

    Procurement push :capital outlay raised by 10 % 

    Five questions: The Budget big picture


    What is the Budget ? Major highlights of Union Budget 2022-23? And their impact on the economy.


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    The struggle to spend 


    What is the primary metric for evaluating budgets? How much would the government target to bring the fiscal deficit down, and how credible were the numbers? 

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    PM ration scheme is the clear winner in Muzaffarnagar seat

    (Welfare Schemes) 

    Know about the Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan Yojana, its objectives and achievements.

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    In his address, Putin says the US pushing Russia into starting the conflict in Ukraine 


    On the junta takeover anniversary strike in Myanmar, concerns worldwide


    Russia-Ukraine Conflict, Cause of Conflict, Current Situation and what lies ahead?


    What has led to a crisis in Myanmar? issues linked to it, how does it affect India’s interest and suggest ways to tackle them.